Rochdale News | Headlines | Adult care workers are stepping up to speed to raise vital funds
Date published: October 19, 2020
Lynne Bowker (left) and Katie Helliwell (right), of the council’s adult care service, travel to help raise funds for local nursing homes
The Council’s adult care staff went the extra mile to raise vital funds for local nursing homes.
The Rochdale East neighborhood team got on their bikes and took part in sponsored activities to support older and vulnerable residents.
They have raised over £ 800 by biking, walking and running hundreds of miles in their free time.
The money will be donated to health care homes on their plot to help with social events aimed at improving the well-being of residents.
Advisor Iftikhar Ahmed, Cabinet Member for Adult Care, said: “This is a wonderful initiative that highlights the caring approach of our adult care teams. I would like to congratulate the Rochdale East neighborhood team for their thoughtful idea.
“They made an effort to work and in their free time, emphasizing their commitment and work ethic. By going the extra mile, many residents of local healthcare homes will now benefit.
Holly Nolan, an advanced adult care practitioner, said, “The idea came from one of our team meetings. Everyone was doing daily exercises outdoors during the lockdown period, so we thought it would be great to volunteer and raise money for local nursing homes.
“It was great fun, improved our well-being, shaped and helped the local care sector. Our goal was £ 600 which we easily achieved so I’m really proud of everyone on the team. “